By the following day, questions about the authenticity of the documents were being publicized by the Drudge Report , which linked to the analysis at the Powerline blog in the mid-afternoon,  and the story was covered on the website of the magazine The Weekly Standard   and broke into mass media outlets, including the Associated Press and the major television news networks. It also was receiving serious attention from conservative writers such as National Review Online 's Jim Geraghty .  By the afternoon of September 9, Charles Foster Johnson of Little Green Footballs had posted his attempt to recreate one of the documents using Microsoft Word with the default settings.  The September 9 edition of ABC 's Nightline made mention of the controversy, along with an article on the ABC News website. 
Harassment related to Gamergate continued for several months after the onset of the controversy. Two critics of Gamergate were targets of attempted " swatting "—hoaxed reports to emergency services intended to provoke a SWAT team response at the target's home. The Guardian reported that both swatting attempts were coordinated through the " baphomet " subforum of 8chan.   Since the initial rush of threats that caused her to flee her home, Wu documented receiving roughly 45 death threats by April 2015; Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen has offered up to a $10,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of those who have issued these threats.  Wu's studio, Giant Spacekat, withdrew from the Expo Hall of PAX East 2015 . Wu cited security concerns, lack of confidence in the management and their failure to return calls.